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Why Amanda Seyfried won’t be wearing a white dress at her wedding

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In case you missed it, Amanda Seyfried is currently planning a wedding with her fiancé, the actor Thomas Sadoski.  

But when the big day rolls around, the 31-year-old star of Mean Girls and Les Misérables – who is also expecting a baby with Sadoski – isn’t interested in wearing a traditional white gown. Why? She feels like she’s been there, done that.

“I don’t want to be the centre of attention,” Seyfried tells Vogue Australia in a new interview, reported by E! News. “I get to go to premieres and get dressed up all the time... I’ve played a bride a billion times.”

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A selection of Seyfried's on-screen wedding dresses, from L-R: as Missy in The Big Wedding, Cosette in Les Misérables and Sophie in Mamma Mia!

A billion might be overstating it, but Seyfried has donned traditional bridal wear for a movie role more than once. In 2008’s Mamma Mia!, her character Sophie gets hitched in a sequinned, boho ivory dress and OTT veil; in Les Mis, she married Eddie Redmayne in a 19th century-style white gown with poofy sleeves and flowers in her hair; and she played a modern-day bride in a long lacy white dress in 2013 movie The Big Wedding.



On the red carpet, too, Seyfried has been known to wear haute couture wedding dresses as regular formalwear. “I went to the Met Gala last year in a wedding gown designed by Riccardo Tisci,” she reminds Vogue Australia.

Her long list of wedding-appropriate red carpet attire also includes a white and silver Armani Privé princess gown worn to the Oscars in 2010, and the off-white Grecian-style Stella McCartney dress she wore at the 2009 Golden Globes.

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A selection of Seyfried's red carpet wedding dresses, from L-R: in Givenchy in 2015, Armani Privé in 2010, and Stella McCartney in 2009.

It’s not the first time that Seyfried has voiced her determination to go non-traditional on her wedding day. In June 2015, she told E! News that she didn’t “want a white dress” when she got married.

“I’ve worn so many of them,” she said. “That kind of stuff is less about the ceremony and more about the commitment. So it’s like children. That’s where it’s at, right? For me.”  



But while it makes sense that ‘the’ big white dress might have lost some of its once-in-a-lifetime magic for Seyfried, she tells Vogue Australia that she still can’t wait to be married to Sadoski, whom she met in 2015 while co-starring in a play on Broadway.

“I’ve never been excited by anything more in my life,” she says. “And ready.”

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Legendary actor Elizabeth Taylor wore yellow to her 1964 wedding to Richard Burton.

If she does decide to eschew a white dress, Seyfried will be following in the stylish footsteps of fellow actors including Elizabeth Taylor – who wore a yellow Irene Shaff dress to her 1964 wedding to Richard Burton (above) – and Sarah Jessica Parker, who married Matthew Broderick in 1997 wearing a black Giambattista Valli gown.

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Images: Rex Features

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Moya is Women’s Editor at stylist.co.uk, where she is currently overseeing the Visible Women campaign. As well as writing about inspiring women and feminism, she also covers subjects including careers, podcasts and politics. Carrying a tiny bottle of hot sauce on her person at all times is one of the many traits she shares with both Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton.

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